CHAPTER 5Core Function—Production Flow-Oriented Planning

5.1 Integration within the Overall Process

In Chap. 4 we looked in detail at the product data model. Based on this complete, consistent data model, which describes both the article to be produced with its work plan and the available resources (i.e., workforce, machines, and material), operative and production flow-oriented planning (production flow-oriented planning) is carried out (see Fig. 5.1).

Today, master data relevant for the planning process usually are maintained only rudimentarily in an upstream enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and therefore must be completed in the manufacturing execution system (MES). Since multiple mapping of data should be avoided, it should be a ...

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